Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Knowing where you came from

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

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Podcast

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May 17, 2018

AudioHelicase podcast: Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.


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Whitehead Fellow Kristin Knouse

FOR NEW WHITEHEAD FELLOW KRISTIN KNOUSE, BASIC SCIENCE OFFERS THE POWER TO ASK AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

May 30, 2018

Knouse is a firm believer in the ability of basic science and clinical medicine to inspire and advance one another—and firmly committed to pursuing practical solutions through bench research. But it took her awhile to get there.

In the News

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June 7, 2018

Network of diverse noncoding RNAs acts in the brain

First known network consisting of three types of regulatory RNAs is identified



Whitehead Member Ankur Jain

June 5, 2018

Ankur Jain Joins Whitehead Institute 

Jain will investigate the biology of RNA aggregation

FEATURED

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APRIL 19, 2018

NEW SINGLE-CELL DATABASE TO PROPEL BIOLOGICAL STUDIES

Whitehead team analyzes transcriptomes for roughly 70,000 cells in planarians, creates publicly available database to drive research in a variety of organisms and fields


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APRIL 11, 2018

STUDY SUGGESTS PERIOPERATIVE NSAIDS MAY PREVENT EARLY METASTATIC RELAPSE IN POST-SURGICAL BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Mouse study links early metastasis to systemic inflammation caused by wound healing


Programs

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Expedition: Bio 2018

Middle school students delve deeper into the amazing biology that thrives in the world around us during this two-week, fully immersive experience where curiosity meets real world science. And no question is off-limits! Scholarship spots in the July and August programs are still available.  Register now!

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